Young Billy Young (1969)

88 mins | Western | 1969

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed near Tuscon, Arizona. Working title: Who Rides With Kane? ... More Less

Location scenes filmed near Tuscon, Arizona. Working title: Who Rides With Kane? More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
MUSIC
SOUND
Music ed
Sd eff
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod coordinator
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Who Rides With Wyatt? by Will Henry (New York, 1955).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Young Billy Young," words and music by Shelly Manne.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Who Rides With Kane?
Premiere Information:
Denver, Colorado, opening: 17 September 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Talbot--Youngstein Productions
Copyright Date:
9 September 1969
Copyright Number:
LP37274
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
88
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Hired killers Billy Young and Jesse Boone assassinate a Mexican general and flee to the Texas border. When Billy's horse stumbles, Jesse abandons him, and Billy encounters Kane, former sheriff of Dodge City who is searching for the murderer of his son. Kane offers to take Billy to New Mexico, where he has accepted the job of deputy marshal, to try and clear Billy of the murder charge. Once in town, however, Kane discovers that he has trouble of his own. The town boss, John Behan, advises him that there is no room for a lawman; later, dancehall girl Lily Beloit, whom Behan considers his private property, warns Kane that Behan and his associate Frank Boone are planning to kill him. Aware that Boone is the man who murdered his son, Kane refuses to leave town. Events come to a climax when young Jesse is imprisoned for accidentally killing old Doc Cushman while aiming for Kane. Kane discovers that Jesse is Boone's son and plans to use him to force a confrontation with Boone; but Billy, in an attempt to prevent the shooting, frees Jesse. Though Billy later offers to help when he learns from Lily about the murder of Kane's son, Kane knocks Billy unconscious and locks him in jail. When the shootout finally comes, both Behan and the elder Boone are killed. Kane takes Lily away to get married, and Billy becomes the deputy ... +


Hired killers Billy Young and Jesse Boone assassinate a Mexican general and flee to the Texas border. When Billy's horse stumbles, Jesse abandons him, and Billy encounters Kane, former sheriff of Dodge City who is searching for the murderer of his son. Kane offers to take Billy to New Mexico, where he has accepted the job of deputy marshal, to try and clear Billy of the murder charge. Once in town, however, Kane discovers that he has trouble of his own. The town boss, John Behan, advises him that there is no room for a lawman; later, dancehall girl Lily Beloit, whom Behan considers his private property, warns Kane that Behan and his associate Frank Boone are planning to kill him. Aware that Boone is the man who murdered his son, Kane refuses to leave town. Events come to a climax when young Jesse is imprisoned for accidentally killing old Doc Cushman while aiming for Kane. Kane discovers that Jesse is Boone's son and plans to use him to force a confrontation with Boone; but Billy, in an attempt to prevent the shooting, frees Jesse. Though Billy later offers to help when he learns from Lily about the murder of Kane's son, Kane knocks Billy unconscious and locks him in jail. When the shootout finally comes, both Behan and the elder Boone are killed. Kane takes Lily away to get married, and Billy becomes the deputy marshal. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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